Our school curriculum, both formal and informal, provides rigorous and dynamic challenges, to reflect the schools’ philosophy:
· the importance of trying to find God in all things;
· the development of each individual’s gifts and talents;
· the need for thoroughness and breadth in learning;
· creating independent thinkers and the ability to communicate effectively;
· an awareness of the needs of others;
· and a readiness to place one’s talents at the service of others.
At Sacred Heart Central School we recognise that children learn in different ways. We aim to ensure equity of educational opportunities and provide for integration of students with learning difficulties within a regular classroom environment.
Children with disabilities or learning difficulties have the right to acceptance and the right to learn. To cater for these children our Learning Support Teacher and Learning Support Assistants work collaboratively with classroom teachers to:
· implement programs which support the specific needs of students;
· provide small group and one to one assistance that is explicit and systematic;
· develop Individual Educational Programs (IEP’s) with input at the planning
stage from parents;
· provide ongoing assessment of these students; and
· communicate progress and concerns as appropriate.
Learning Support enrolments may need to involve consultation with the Catholic Education Office.